Ten judges were sworn in today (January 4), to serve in higher positions in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.
The judges are Hilary Phillips, who will act as President, Court of Appeal, effective January 21, 2019; Jennifer Straw, Carol Edwards and Nicole Foster Pusey, who have been appointed to serve as Judges of the Court of Appeal, effective January 14, 2019; and David Fraser, who has been appointed to act as Judge of the Court of Appeal, effective January 21, 2019.
Also taking the oath of office were Lisa Palmer Hamilton, Andrea Thomas, and Judith Pusey, who have been appointed Puisne Judges; Sheron Barnes, who has been appointed to act as Puisne Judge, and Tania Mott Tulloch-Reid, who has been appointed to act as Master-in-Chambers. Their appointments will become effective on January 7, 2019.
They were sworn in by Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, during a ceremony at King’s House.
Congratulating the new appointees, the Governor-General reminded them that they are integral in enhancing the quality of lives of Jamaicans and should carry out their duties with integrity.